Delaware River and Bay Authority officials were joined June 21 by representatives of Special Olympics Delaware to announce a benefit run across the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics will take place on Oct. 1. The entry fee is $100, and registration will be available July 1 at Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Delaware.

The run will take place on the New Jersey-bound span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. On race day, three lanes will be closed to traffic at 5 a.m. The benefit run will start at 7 a.m. Lanes will reopen to traffic at 8:30 a.m. A recognition program will take place after the event at the Bridge’s Veterans Memorial Park.

The run will help to raise resources and aid the Special Olympics Delaware mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in 19 Olympic-type sports for 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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